India Vs New Zealand 1st T20I will be played at ACA-VDCA Stadium, Visakhapatnam on Saturday, 08 Sep 2012 07:00 PM IST.
After winning battle against cancer Yuvraj Singh would be the cynosure of all eyes when he starts his journey back to international cricket. Yuvraj isn’t the only one making a comeback. The other player to look out for is Harbhajan Singh.
“I had played three practice games at NCA. I will get some serious match practice in the two matches against New Zealand scheduled September 8 and 11,” Yuvraj Sing said.
“Then, I would be playing two more practice matches. So, you see, I will be having seven games before the World Cup. I will be having enough match practice,” he added.
India: Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Virat Kohli, Rohit Sharma, Yuvraj Singh, Suresh Raina, M.S. Dhoni (captain), Irfan Pathan, Ravichandran Ashwin, Harbhajan Singh, Zaheer Khan, Ashok Dinda, Piyush Chawla, Laxmipathy Balaji, Manoj Tiwary.
Rob Nicol, Martin Guptill, Brendon McCullum, Ross Taylor (captain), Kane Williamson, James Franklin, Jacob Oram, Daniel Vettori, Nathan McCullum, Tim Southee, Kyle Mills, Ronnie Hira, Adam Milne, BJ Watling, Doug Bracewell.
New Zealand clearly struggled against the Indian spinners in the Test series but have their best chance to stop their losing streak with the T20 format.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was upset with the media scrutiny on Yuvraj’s return. The media closely followed Yuvraj’s training session at the Dr YSR Reddy ACA-VDCA Stadium.
Dhoni feels the media is putting pressure on Yuvraj, who has now recovered from rare germ cell cancer.
India Vs New Zealand Head 2 Head:
Highest Total chased
New Zealand won by 7 wickets
on Feb 24 2009
Target Chased: 162
Virender Sehwag (90 Runs)
Most Prolific Batsman
Brendon McCullum (170 Runs)
Suresh Raina (61 Runs)
Highest Individual Score
Brendon McCullum (69 Runs)
2/24 by Harbhajan Singh
on Sep 15 2007
Best Bowling Analysis
4/20 by Daniel Vettori
on Sep 15 2007
Harbhajan Singh (4 Wickets)